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  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued April 13 at 8:19AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:19 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
  • ...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...
    AT 810 AM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF HEAVY
    PRECIPITATION MOVING TO THE EAST AT 40 MPH. DARK CLOUDS FROM THE
    WEST MARKS THE ARRIVAL OF SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGES WITH WIND DRIVEN
    PRECIPITATION AND POOR VISIBILITY OF 2 MILES OR LESS. WIND GUSTS OF
    30 TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUDDEN CHANGE.
    FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FEET...THE ARRIVAL OF A SNOW SQUALL MARKS
    THE ARRIVAL OF THE WINTER STORM. IN THE SNOW SQUALL...SNOWFALL
    RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING WITH NEAR
    WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. HEAVY SNOWFALL
    BECOMES HEAVY WET SLUSH ON THE PAVEMENT. TRAVELERS SHOULD BE
    PREPARED FOR DRASTIC CHANGES IN TRAVELING WEATHER AND BE PREPARED
    FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ON PAVEMENT. FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500
    FEET...WIND DRIVEN RAIN SHOWERS WILL LEAD TO POOR
    VISIBILITY...ESPECIALLY FACING THE WEST OR TRAVELING WESTBOUND.
    HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS MAY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROAD SURFACES.
    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH RAIN SHOWERS.
    LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MONTROSE...GLENWOOD
    SPRINGS...GUNNISON...RIFLE...DELTA...ASPEN...
    EAGLE...GYPSUM...AVON...CARBONDALE...NEW CASTLE...BASALT...ORCHARD
    CITY...SILT...MEEKER...CEDAREDGE...OLATHE...PAONIA...PARACHUTE AND
    HOTCHKISS.